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Hermann Kolbe

Adolph Wilhelm Hermann Kolbe was a contributor in the birth of modern organic chemistry. He was a Professor at Marburg and Leipzig. Kolbe coined the term synthesis and contributed to the philosophical demise of vitalism through synthesis of the organic substance acetic acid from carbon disulfide, and also contributed to the development of structural theory. This was done via modifications to the idea of "radicals" and accurate prediction of the existence of... Read More

Born27 September 1818
Elliehausen, near Göttingen, Kingdom of Hanover
Died25 November 1884 (aged 66)
Leipzig, German Empire
NationalityGerman
FieldsChemist
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